New Liturgy

New Liturgy

“Come and gather beneath the tree of life. Come and gather beneath the tree of life—root of wisdom, branch of peace, fruit of healing and release. Come and gather beneath the tree of life.”—Tree of Life by Marty Haugen Music is an important part of worship. The music...
Remember Your StarWord

Remember Your StarWord

Remember that Sunday in January? When I asked you all to pick up a star and on it was your very own StarWord? I’m wondering how it’s going. Because that word was meant just for you. The Spirit worked through a small piece of paper so that you might be aware of God’s...

A New January Endeavor

I have had two big dreams for ministry. The first is families switching kids during worship — I don’t see that happening anytime soon. The second, however, is about to come to fruition. The second involves everyone: families, individuals, pastors, those who are home...

God Holds Us Close

“Before I can remember the covenant was sealed with Father, Son and Spirit, in water was revealed. The cleansing was for certain, with water and the Word; gentle words were spoken, in heaven they were heard.”—ELW 457 v.1 The month of May ended with two baptisms; one...

How Does God Speak to Us?

This Sunday, I experienced the encouragement of the Holy Spirit speaking into the present circumstances of my life. How did I recognize the voice of the Spirit? I don’t know, but here’s my story. Most of you have heard about the major house fire last...